Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Waste

Cities globally, and at all levels of development, face both a resource and waste crisis due to rapid urbanization. The rate of waste generation will more than double over the next twenty years in lower income countries alone. The conventional approach on waste collection and unregulated disposal without the resource recovery are rarely sustainable, and have increasingly negatively assessed against economic, environmental and climate indicators. An estimated of 80% of wastewater produced is discharged untreated and many still defecate openly. These practices have serious health, safety, and environmental consequences especially affecting the urban poor.

The Waste CoP aims to provide thought leadership and knowledge exchange in sustainable waste management within GGGI and beyond. The core value of GGGIs work in waste to date has been around providing comprehensive solutions to municipal solid and liquid waste management based on the circular economy concept. GGGI promotes maximizing waste-to-resource opportunities in the waste value chain while contributing to climate mitigation and creating green jobs. For solid waste, GGGI develops policy and mobilizes green investment for waste-to-energy and resource recovery facilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Uganda, and Vietnam. For liquid waste, GGGI designs and implements solutions to increase access to wastewater and fecal sludge treatment services in developing countries with a focus on valorization of wastewater. GGGI provides advisory services to policy, planning and bankable business models for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) and Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). The countries we work in include Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, and Senegal.

Projects

RW31
Countries
RW31-Smart and Electric Public Transport Services for Low-Carbon City Development in Rwand
Start Date Q3 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Waste
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Startups
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Green Jobs
  • Green recovery
  • GHGI
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RW21
Countries
RW21-E – Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda
Start Date Q1
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Jobs
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UG 15
Countries
Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
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News

News • January 11, 2022

Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal strategic workshop held

The strategic orientation workshop was held on December 16, 2021 for the project “Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal through the structuring of the green PES” organized in partnership with the Operational Office for the monitoring of the PES, the MAVA Foundation and the European Union. The objective was to share […]

News • January 11, 2022

Round-up: Morocco Monitoring committee event for the GCF Readiness Program” Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco”

Rabat, Morocco December 14th 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and key stakeholders organized the first monitoring committee meeting event for the inception of the GCF Readiness Program” Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco”. The opening of […]

News • December 27, 2021

GGGI Rwanda facilitates the Green Public Procurement (GPP) Guidelines Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda GGGI facilitated in a two-day training of trainers including REMA staff and RPPA staff on Green public procurement. Public procurement accounts for an average of 12% of GDP in OECD countries and up to 30% in developing countries. Green public procurement would encourage the purchase of green products with environmental benefits of reducing […]

News • December 27, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts the consultation workshop on the revised GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2021-2025

GGGI Rwanda through one-on-one consultations revised and drafted the new GGGI Rwanda Country Planning Framework and presented the draft to key stakeholders and partners for input, feedback, and validation during  a consultation workshop held at Serena Hotel in Kigali , Rwanda. The workshop was an opportunity for the GGGI team to guide the endorsement by […]

News • December 20, 2021

 Greenpreneurs in Rwanda share knowledge and experience

On 14th Dec, in Kigali , Rwanda young entrepreneurs working in eco-friendly businesses in Rwanda came together to share knowledge on the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and opportunities to access investment, knowledge and skills. The workshop took place at Norrsken House in Kigali and brought together young green entrepreneurs and stakeholders, as well as representatives from […]

News • December 13, 2021

National awareness training on end of life Electric & Electronic Equipment (EEE) towards sustainable E-waste management

In Bugesera ,Rwanda on 2nd and 3rd Dec ,EnviroServe Rwanda in partnership with GGGI, and Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) conducted a 2 day training to train 100 staff from various public and private institutions generating e-waste countrywide. The targeted staff were Corporate Services/HR, Procurement, and IT from different public and private institutions (70) and […]

News • December 9, 2021

Mayors across the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area meet to discuss the Proposed Solid Waste Management Strategy

In recent years, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has put in place several incentives to manage solid waste in the city. “Since 2016, we the Kampala Capital City Authority have developed bankable projects with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Waste to Resource. It is time we walked the talk,” the Kampala […]

News • December 2, 2021

Technical Structuring Workshop for the Green Senegal Rising Plan

November 29, 2021; Saly, Senegal – The Director-General of the Operational Office for the Monitoring of the Emerging Senegalese Plan (BOS/PSE), El Ousseyni Kane, took part in the opening of the preparatory technical workshop of the Green PSE Programme with the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Amadou […]

News • December 2, 2021

Senegal celebrates World Toilet Day 2021

As every year, Senegal celebrated World Toilet Day on November 19, 2021, with this year’s theme focusing on raising awareness of decision makers of the importance of proper toilet facilities, as sanitation is still underfunded in many part of the world. According to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 4.5 […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts virtual Technical Training on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and their Contribution to flood Risks Reduction

From 17th -18th November 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized a virtual training on the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for flood risk management. Participants in the training composed of District Technicians in charge of Construction Permitting, Building Inspection, Environmental Management, Disaster management, Road […]

News • November 24, 2021

Promotion of Private Sector Participation in Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, November 18, 2021.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) co-hosted an event to discuss the role of the private sector in addressing solid waste in Lao PDR. Organized as part of broader set of initiatives on private sector engagement in green growth and climate change, […]

News • November 9, 2021

High level Meeting on the Cleaner Production and Climate Innovation Center (CPCIC)

Kigali, Rwanda ,the High Level Business Meeting on increasing industrial profitability and driving the Circular Economy agenda in Rwanda was lead by National Industrial Research & Development Agency (NIRDA) of Rwanda and Rwanda Cleaner Production and Climate Innovation Centre. supported by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)  through […]

News • November 8, 2021

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Training Workshop -GCF NAP on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)  Training Workshop took place from the 12th -14th October 2021 in one of the satellite cities Muhanga in Southern province of Rwanda with objectives of providing the participants with basic gender knowledge to challenge their own understanding of GESI ;  GESI analysis skills they need for understanding GESI […]

News • November 5, 2021

Rwanda organizes Circularity in Built Environment (CBE) validation workshop

19th October 2021, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda held a virtual validation workshop for the research study on circularity in Built Environment (CBE) in Rwanda. GGGI has been appointed by the One Planet Network (OPN) to conduct an assessment on circularity in built environment in Africa. The study is part of […]

News • November 5, 2021

Technical Training Workshop on the National Adaptation and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

In Muhanga Satellite City/Southern Province of Rwanda from October 12-13 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a Technical Workshop on National Adaptation and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda with the aim of building the capacity of the sub-national technical staff in terms of technical studies and findings of […]

News • November 2, 2021

GGGI and Youth Connekt Africa Hub & Fund sign MOU to establish Rwanda Greenpreneurs Network

27th August 2021 , Kigali , Rwanda like many countries faces effects of climate change which has led to natural disasters and economic disruption. However, Rwanda has recognized the importance of innovation as a solution to the negative impact of climate change by committing to policy actions and implementation towards a green and climate resilient […]

News • November 1, 2021

Awareness raising on climate change and private sector engagement with members of the Young Entrepreneur Association of Laos

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, October 28, 2021.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and the Young Entrepreneur Association of Laos (YEAL) co-hosted an event to raise awareness on private sector engagement in green growth and climate change under strict COVID-19 measures. The event aimed to explore the intersections between climate change […]

News • October 21, 2021

10-year Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy officially endorsed by the Mayor of Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

On 11 October 2021, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR – The Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2021-2030 (“the Strategy”) was officially endorsed by the Mayor of Vientiane Capital, marking a moment of green transition to circular economy-based sustainable solid waste management in the capital city of Lao PDR. With financial support […]

News • October 15, 2021

LNCCI and GGGI sign MoU to strengthen green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, October 15, 2021.  GGGI and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to strengthen collaboration and cooperation of both parties to jointly promote green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR. LNCCI is the apex body in Lao […]

News • September 26, 2021

Closing ceremony of recycled sludge demonstration unit

As a component in our Luxemburg-funded project, the wastewater management experienced in the Tivaouane district held a closing ceremony from a demonstration unit treating sludge to become biofertilizers and biochars. The project was implemented with the municipality of Tivaouane led by our partner DELVIC that piloted the “Maison Familiale Rurale,” an active women association operating […]

Reports

Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • India  • Waste
Report
Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India

Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • India  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Renewable Energy

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction  • existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • Water consumption  • cost saving  • operational savings  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • MINAFFET  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Cambodia  • Colombia
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport
Report
Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • MRV

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020) Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy
Report
Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020)

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy

Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019) Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry
Report
Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019)

Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste

GGGI Staff

Nathalie André

Sanitation Specialist and CoP Lead (Waste)

Shomi Kim

Lead of Waste Community of Practice/Green Cities Specialist

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